For the last few months I’ve been running in the Saucony Triumph. It’s my staple training shoe. I’ll occasionally run in the Nike Vomero and Asics Nimbus but 90% of my mileage is in the Saucony Triumph.
I posted a previous review about the shoe in April. Since posting that review I still really like the shoe. In fact the Saucony Triumph ISO is my go to trainer. I’ve bought another pair and I’ve run 300-400 miles in both shoes.
Wow, I’ve run a fair amount of miles in the last few months!
As with ANY shoe reviews keep in mind that what works for me, might not work for you. The Internet does not have your feet. I like a lot of cushion and am a neutral runner. Just because a shoe is good for me does not make it a good shoe for you.
I like the upper material of the new Saucony ISO. The new ISO fit allows you to get a better and more personal fit. Your foot swells during a run and the ISO stretches to match that during a run. Therefore the shoe fits well before, during and after the run.
In my experience at work, the ISO material also allows the shoe to fit lot of different feet. ISO is also in the new Saucony Hurricane and Zealot. The tongue of the shoe is attached and it gives it a more glove like fit.
The Saucony Triumph runs pretty true to size. I bounce back between a 9.5 wide and a 10 regular in running shoes. I wear a 9.5 wide or 10 in the Triumph too.
Running in the shoe:
As I said previous review, this is by far the lightest shoe I’ve trained consistently in. At first I was uncomfortable with training in it because it was so light. I thought I was one step away from a racing flat! Unlike many other heavier well cushioned shoes, you must trust the cushion is there in the Triumph. The cushion is there and it is awesome.
It has an 8-millimeter drop so you feel as if you are being supported and catapulted which each stride. After running in Newtons for years I like the catapult feeling.
Does the heel to toe drop matter? It adds more of workload to your calves so expect them to be more sore.
I obviously like the Saucony Triumph a lot. It is a very cushioned shoe which is something I need to keep me healthy. If you are looking for a lightweight but neutral cushioned trainer, this is a great shoe.
Pros: Wider, Cushioned, Glove like fit
Cons: Lighter, “trust the shoe cushioning”, hard to maneuver through the lacing at first
Similar options: Brooks Glycerin, Nike Vomero and Asics Nimbus
Questions for you:
What shoe are you training in?
Do you prefer more cushion or less?